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YOU are the success of a rally.

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02 Jul 2014 @ 07:05:27 am
DR DRAKE GP not a Doctor nor a GP
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During November last year someone tried to start a rally - Hessie is looking for support next month at Lovers Rock and Willie is trying to get something going for September.

Speaking from experience I can assure you that the organiser needs a kick start.

Last year, I jumped in the back door and arranged Bloekompoort - 9 arrived plus one that joined in as he knew someone in the group.

Honestly, I was hesitant when this year's rally came up. It would be dissappointing in trying to arrange something for only a few! Thankfully, the turnaround came when Harry put his hand up with 4 guests. With Hessie (2), Harry (5) and myself it seeemed we would get a couple more and at least be similar to last year. With your support, we were a good crowd.

The only ones known to me before last year's rally were Hessie, Ski and The Boring camper, due to attendance at previous rallies!. This year I only knew those from last year. In both cases, you should note the percentage new comers (if I can call them that) and that none of them were "my" followers. The point is ..... YOU MAKE A RALLY come together and happen.

Please support anybody taking the innitiative and if you can commit early - this is what makes it worth it in the long run. 

This is an ideal opprtunity to get to know the other members!

 

 

 

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02 Jul 2014 @ 11:00:31 am
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Willie's bit.

Well said David - I fully agree with your comments above.

Does this mean, with ALL your organising skills and experience, I can leave the September CaravanParks.com Lovers Rock Rally organising in your capable hands?

You've got the badge if not the "T" shirt!

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02 Jul 2014 @ 14:45:52 pm
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Ek wil meer saam kamp maar is nooit in SA nie

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02 Jul 2014 @ 14:48:09 pm
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Het jy nog nie die ander job nie Nico ?

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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02 Jul 2014 @ 14:49:32 pm
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Nee werk nog aan daai een CV is gesturr

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02 Jul 2014 @ 15:03:15 pm
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I agree with you Drake.....to organise a rally is not easy and participation from fellow forumites arent alway there.

I have arranged two rallies in the last year, and attracted between 20 and 25 families per rally. To keep everybody happy at the same time is a different story.

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02 Jul 2014 @ 15:46:34 pm
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Hey Michael (Gyfie), just think: between the two of you, Gyfie AND DR Drake GP who is not a doctor or GP, what a grand rally you guys can come up with at Lovers Rock in September. Twice the experience, and twice as wise! (Hows that for passing the buck!)

I do'nt mind interfering every now and again!

PS: Welcome to our Forums! At least Join us at Lovers Rock - close enough for you. See the topic under Lovers Rock in our "Cool topics".

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02 Jul 2014 @ 20:25:28 pm
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Klink na n goeie idee, sal net lekker, dalk interessant wees om van die manne en vroue op die forum te ontmoet. Veral om die gesig by die naam te sit.

Sal nou nie name noem nie.

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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02 Jul 2014 @ 20:31:55 pm
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David, your the man, your the man that can.
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03 Jul 2014 @ 08:05:14 am
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Willie's bit.

Well said David - I fully agree with your comments above.

Does this mean, with ALL your organising skills and experience, I can leave the September CaravanParks.com Lovers Rock Rally organising in your capable hands?

You've got the badge if not the "T" shirt!

Hi Willie - the purpose of the post "over the short term" was to "find" reason to go to Lovers Rock - "over the long term, to encourage support of anyone wanting to get a rally going, whether they organise it or another takes over.

Hessie is going - if there is sufficient support, I was considering popping in for the Saturday night TO SEE MEMBERS - then dependant on what we see, we would consider the rally in September. There is no way we are prepared to drive out there just to look at the RESORT.

If we do not make it over Hessie's week end, we will possibly see you the Saturday night of the rally, that being dependant on whether and where I will be umpiring and if we are still welcome in the resort. Cricket can take second place if we are happy with what we see, before the rally.

The other light in the tunnel is that we are still in two minds as to where we are camping the end of the month - will either be back at Bloekompoort (again for Hennie's breakfastSmile) or Eastco, Magalies which is closer for Hester to go to work on Saturday morning and still be back camping by 12 o'clock. We may just pop in to see. Distances respectively 106km vs 60km. From what I recall, Lovers Rock is not far off and conveniently closer being ideal for a quick break away.

I cannot tell someone how to run their business. But, I am dissappointed Cry that BrianS (who I assume is the owner) has not even responded to the post, whether positive, negative or even just to say "wait". 

This used to be a popular place for rallies.

 

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03 Jul 2014 @ 09:15:52 am
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David in Hessie's String on Lovers Rock, she mentioned that Brian S is on holiday at the moment I presume that is why he has not answered or responded yet. She (Hessie) is currently speaking to a Susan.

"Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
-James Baldwin-
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03 Jul 2014 @ 13:52:40 pm
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08 Jul 2014 @ 13:04:54 pm
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Hey Michael (Gyfie), just think: between the two of you, Gyfie AND DR Drake GP who is not a doctor or GP, what a grand rally you guys can come up with at Lovers Rock in September. Twice the experience, and twice as wise! (Hows that for passing the buck!)

I do'nt mind interfering every now and again!

PS: Welcome to our Forums! At least Join us at Lovers Rock - close enough for you. See the topic under Lovers Rock in our "Cool topics".

Apologies for the delayed response. 

Now that is a novel ideaWink, but I will have to pass on this one for now. To much happening at once, and I really dont have the time now to arrange a "saamtrek"Cry. Maybe a bit later this year

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